Archive for November, 2020

How can offices safely re-open after lockdown?

18th November 2020

Commercial buildings in the UK have been hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic.  As businesses were forced off their premises and into their homes back in March, some offices in London saw occupancy rates drop as low as 10% – a considerable change of use for buildings designed to host thousands of people and something […]

Legionella regulations – what must you do to comply?

11th November 2020

Legionnaires’ Disease is a potentially fatal form of pneumonia caused by the bacterium Legionella pneumophila, commonly found in potable and HVAC water systems.  Employers, building and facilities managers and anyone with a health and safety responsibility must comply with relevant legislation to avoid fines, reputation damage and – most importantly – harm to occupants. Positive legionella […]

Action required to prevent legionella issues as water quality deteriorates

5th November 2020

As England enters a second national lockdown, Tom O’Sullivan, Head of Operations at Guardian Water Treatment urges facilities managers to prioritise legionella prevention and water system maintenance to stop the ongoing trend of sample failure rates caused by underused buildings. With people again told to work from home, many commercial and office buildings will be […]